Elan Impression 434 Just refitted and ready for ocean cruising

AU $212,000 Negotiable Finance
44' - 13.41m
Family, Cruising, Live Aboard
Vessel Location
Launch Year
Hull Material

****Designed by renowned Rob Humphreys to Llloyd Germanisher accreditation and CE Standard for unlimited offshore travel

****Unique layout with 4 cabins but with a proper master cabin with adjacent private heads / shower

****Double bunk room midships with two large double cabins aft

****Second large head area with separate shower

****Ducted heating throughout

****Extraordinary storage capacity suitable for live-aboard and long range cruising

****Fully re-rigged 2018

****New sails 2018

****New electronics 2018-2019

****New watermaker 2019

****Oversized 800L water capacity

****New 55HP Diesel engine 2013 kept immaculate by mechanical engineer owner

****Bow thruster

****460W of solar panels (new in July-2020) on a solid stainless steel arch (installed 2018)

****All new Bimini, dodger and cockpit covers 2019/20

****Windvane 'Hydrovane' for self-steering in all conditions

****Additional electric autopilot

****Set up for solo or short-handed sailing / passage-making

****All furling sails

****Presented in beautiful condition with nothing to spend before moving aboard and going cruising today

A unique opportunity to purchase a yacht comparable to an Oyster or Southerly in terms of seaworthiness, but at an affordable price, fully equipped and upgraded less than 2 years ago.

Available in Fiji now. Long term dry storage booked for summer season 2020-2021 should you chose to keep your new yacht out of the water in a highly desirable insurance-approved cyclone storage location.

Read on for impressive inventory and full details and check our Youtube Video for a full walk-through filmed on location in Fiji September 2020.

Serenity First is a beautifully presented example of the award-winning blue-water cruising yacht the Elan Impression 434, which is set apart from other Elan designs and built especially to suit the needs of serious offshore voyaging and cruising lifestyle for a family or couple.

The Elan Impression is hard to beat in terms of reputation from drawing board to completion. Her designer, Rob Humphreys has brought to the world such iconic blue-water yachts as Oyster and Southerly to name a few, but also bequeathed to the less wealthy sailors such sturdy, pocket-size little gems of endurance and seaworthiness as the beloved Contessa 27, made famous by several intrepid solo-circumnavigators over several decades.

Like many of Humphreys designs, the Elan 434 Impression is built to the standards of the robust Germanischer Lloyd approved construction schedule to ensures structural longevity and which systems and final completed fit-out is further approved for CE standards unlimited offshore travel. There basically isn't an accreditation or award that the Elan 434 failed to secure and maintain!

At Nautilus Yacht Management we are proud to bring you the very best cruising yachts on the current world market and this beautiful Elan 434 Impression really ticks all the boxes with regards to what really makes a blue-water cruising yachts. We have thoroughly inspected and know the boat well, so we can absolutely trust that it will bring you years of joy, safety and freedom on the ocean.

If Serenity First's pedigree as a cruising yacht is unquestionable but furthermore, she presents beautifully and equipment level as she is today is second-to-none.

Other than a little bit of vanishing in traffic areas (minor), this yacht presents without a blemish and can favourable rival a far younger model. Her engine was replaced in 2013 and her current owners, planning a serous cruise from Croatia to Australia cut no corners in making sure that Serenity First was equipped and prepared in a way that they could enjoy their voyage in ultimate safety and comfort. Between 2018 and 2019 the rigging, sails, electronics, ect. Were replaced, a new watermaker purchased, safety items added and installed, a smarter and more powerful electrical system designed and put together, etc

Everything is now being passed on to Serenity First's new owners and the boat truly presents as a turn-key option with everything on board, from bedding to kitchen needs to a mountain of spare parts, tools and water toys, etc.. (the list is too long to compile here). They have also secured an enviable dry storage spot at Vuda Marina for the 2020-2021 cyclone season, which will bring peace of mind to the new owners should they wish to keep the boat in Fiji during the summer.

For more information please contact our friendly team at Nautilus Yacht Management. We are cruising yacht specialists and take a lot of pride in bringing you such a beautiful yacht. Our team in Fiji will be delighted to help answer your questions and organise video inspections on board to circumvent the logistical complication of the Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Our agency has assisted buyers from all around the world with the purchase of the boat of their dream, and a decade of working on an international platform has provided us with the knowledge to help you with all the steps of your purchase and new ownership such as import, delivery, registration etc.

Purchasing a yacht overseas does not have to be stressful. We are here to help.

AU $212,000 Negotiable    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Serenity First
Boat Reference
Launch Year
44' - 13.41m
10.900 kg
Keel / Ballast
Fin keel lead on iron ore ballast
Vessel Location
South Pacific
Rob Humphreys
Elan Yachts.
Hull Material
Decks Material
Volvo Penta engine 4 cylinder 55HP marine diesel engine (D2-55F) with saildrive and folding three blade Flexofold propellor Engine replaced by previous owners in 2013 - total hours 3,800 (Sep 2020) Detailed engine maintenance records kept by current owners from start of 2018 Secondary alternator (115A) fitted in mid-2019 to supplement primary alternator (also 115A), mounted using official Volvo Penta mounting bracket Engine control box replaced in 2018 (when hours were 2,970) Fuel tank holds 270lt (71 gallons) of diesel, which represents circa 5 days of fuel at cruising rpm (1,600)
Engine Make
Volvo Penta
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Fuel Consumption
4L/ hour
Max Speed
10 knots
Cruise Speed
6 knots at 1400 rpm
Saildrive and folding three blade Flexofold propellor
Bow thruster Dual propeller bow thruster (Quick BTQ250), with separate bow battery bank
2.5m aluminium floor Highfield dinghy
5HP Seanovo 2-stroke outboard engine and 12lt separate fuel tank
New bimini (with integrated rain catcher), dodger (with protective window covers) and connector made in 2019/2020 with premium vinyl-backed (waterproof) Sunbrella
Elan 434s are designed as 'semi-deck saloons' that ensure generous headroom and a sense of space down below without compromising on-deck visibility or sailing performance
The focus on comfortable passagemaking has resulted in exceptional storage and tankage capacity that makes for an easier life aboard whether on passage or at anchor, either as a cruising couple, family or when hosting additional guests
All internal lighting has been replaced with LEDs for reduced energy consumption, and individual fans have been installed in all cabins and communal spaces

Double sided folding saloon table that can accommodate 8-10 people when fully extended
Lee cloths to convert port and starboard sofas into passage berths
Forward opening lockable escape hatch with roller blind and separate mosquito net
Skylight and three additional deck saloon windows plus two portlights, all with individual integrated blinds to keep space cool in the heat of the day
Port and starboard side adjustable fans plus twin dorades on coach roof to improve ventilation
Additional storage behind sofa cushions and under forward sofa seating
Seating inset and spare cushion can be used to transform the saloon into a spacious double berth / on passage lounge area
LED strip down lighting installed down each side of the saloon to provide softer lighting for entertaining or whilst on night watch
Acoustic guitar mounted on forward wall of saloon
Ceiling mounted speakers connected to bluetooth / USB stereo

Navigation desk:
Lipped chart table (60cm by 60cm) with spacious seat that provides on passage working area with easy access to VHF, electrical distribution panel, systems monitors and stereo
Tablet mount at back of desk for below deck navigational devices - using WiFi can mirror cockpit plotter or run separate navigation software linking to GPS and AIS
Two 12v charging points that allow USB charging for up to four separate devices
Adjustable reading light with a red filter to preserve vision whilst on night watch
In addition to the in-table storage, there is copious storage all around the seating area that is well suited for safety equipment, flares and medical supplies

Double berth with bespoke fitted sheets, and reading lights and fans on each side
Double-door shelved clothes storage on starboard side topped with lipped shelf, plus full length shelves down both sides
Dressing seat that faces the access to additional clothes storage area in the forward bunk room
Underbed and underseat storage areas,
Forward opening lockable escape hatch with roller blind and separate mosquito net
Two portlights with individual blinds

Forward bunk room / workshop:
Two single berth bunks that have been converted by current owners into a workshop and spare parts store
Broad range of tools that have allowed current owners to tackle the vast majority of maintenance, repairs and upgrades that are required on a ocean-crossing cruising boats (including installation of hydrovane, watermaker and all electrical upgrades)
Stackable storage crates that separate spares and materials for epoxy and paint, electrical connectors, engine spares, lubricants and tapes, high current electrical cabling, and water pipes and pumps
Eight by eight drawer organiser for screws and small spares
Two large shelved clothes lockers that have been modified to have additional doors through to the forepeak
Under bunk storage currently used to store the bunk cushions
Small oval hatch in ceiling

Aft port cabin:
Queen sized double berth with bespoke fitted sheets, separating lee cloth, and reading lights and fans for each side
Double-door clothes storage (part hanging, part shelves) on port side and single-door shelved clothes storage on the starboard side, topped with lipped shelves plus full length shelf down the port side
Two separate vertically opening hatches plus external portlight, all with individual blinds
Inspection hatch for engine compartment
Spacious underbed storage compartment with additional under floor storage and aft underbed storage
Mounting point for storing hydrovane 'sail' when not in use

Aft starboard cabin:
Queen sized double berth with bespoke fitted sheets, separating lee cloth, and reading lights and fans for each side
Single-door shelved clothes storage on each side, topped with lipped shelves plus additional full length shelf down the starboard side
Two separate vertically opening hatches plus external portlight, all with individual blinds
Inspection hatch for engine compartment
Underbed storage converted to the dedicated electrical equipment access point
Direct access to both aft-head and saloon
3 X double and 2 single (bunk cabin) plus salon convertsto additional double
2 hot and cold showers, one of them separate from head area by screen door, plus one on transom
2 X with holding tank.
Cockpit speakers connected to bluetooth / USB stereo in saloon / VHF output
Webasto central heating with inbuilt ducting to every cabin
L-shaped design that allows multiple users whilst also offering brace points for offshore cooking
Working surfaces in solid Corian, edged with an upright profile designed as a grip, with sliding stove cover to provide additional counter space when not in use.
Double, rounded stainless steel sinks fitted with integrated chopping board covers
Separate Purewater+ drinking water tap with inbuilt, easy change 1 micron carbon filter, and foot pump operated saltwater rinse tap (doubles as water maker taste tap)
Closable storage lockers along the galley
Wall mounted adjustable fan to allow the cook to stay cool whilst using the stove in warmer climates
Storage space underneath the floorboards
Under Sink trash bin, plastic bag holder and separate storage area
Open pantry area with inbuilt spice racks
Magnetic knife rack
Small oval hatch in ceiling above stove
Full set of plates, bowls, cutlery, glasses and mugs for six people
Extensive range of kitchen equipment including set of six Tefal non-stick stackable pots and pans, large capacity Tefal pressure cooker, blender, collapsible dish rack, nesting tupperware and magnetic knife rack
130lt Isotherm front opening fridge with icebox
40lt Isotherm top loading fridge / Freezer
Three burner gas stove and oven with manual stopcock below and separate electrical solenoid at the bottle (controlled from the nearby electrical panel
Modular Seawater Pro watermaker New 2019 - produces 65L / h using a 12v DC motor that draws 55 Amps
Hot Water
Yes. Throughout including transom shower.
Ground Tackle
Self-draining anchor locker and double roller in stainless steel
Electric anchor windlass (Lofrans X2 1000 - fully serviced and cones replaced in 2018)
50kg (110lb) primary Bruce anchor with 60m of High Test 10mm chain that is then spliced to 100m of 18mm three-strand nylon (all purchased in 2018 - gypsy can handle transition from chain to rope and back)
15kg (35lb) secondary Danforth-style anchor with 10m of 10mm chain and 50m of three strand nylon stored in cockpit lockers
20kg (45lb) spare CQR style anchor and 50m of spare 10mm chain stored in lazarette
Safety Gear
All cat 1 offshore safety
Bilge Pumps
10gpm Jabsco electric bilge pump with float switch and 10gpm manual bilge pump
Life Raft
Yes. 8 people. Last service 2019.
Ocean Signal EPIRB1 (purchased 2018 - never used, has 8 of 12 GPS tests remaining)
Life Jackets
Six Lalizas Sigma inflatable life jackets (CO2 canister, manual activation) and eight tethers
Full set of flares (2x smoke, 4x parachute, 2x handheld)
Fire Protection
Three 1kg powder fire extinguishers (forward, galley / engine, cockpit locker) and one fire blanket
520Ah main battery bank - four 12v Trojan wet cell batteries (31XHS, purchased in 2018)
Separate engine starter battery
200Ah bow thruster battery bank maintained by Sterling Pro Charge B Battery to Battery charger
400A Sterling Alternator to Battery Charger that combines incoming power from both alternators, solar panels and shore power and optimises charging across the three separate battery banks
Four 115 Watt 12v Vitron polycrystalline solar panels (totalling 460 watts, replaced under warranty in mid-2020) mounted on solar arch across cockpit
Victron solar MPPT controller (BlueSolar 100/30 bought in 2018) connected to Victron MPPT output control mounted in aft starboard cabin
40A Quick battery charger (SBC 500) connected to shore power that works across 110-220 volts
1500 Watt 220v inverter with extension cable that spans full length of boat
Separate battery switches that isolate engine, house and bow thruster banks, as well as the anchor windlass / watermaker and inverter power supplies
Dedicated electrical equipment cupboard that provides easy access to all non-battery equipment listed above (excluding bow thruster battery charger)
Touchscreen digital systems monitoring (Simarine Pico) that provides detailed information on battery bank status, charging and consumption sources, tank levels (water, fuel and holding), temperature and 3 day log of barometric pressure
AC shore power outlets in every room and 15m integrated retractable shore charging cable (plus extension cable and adapters to most common marina plug fittings)
Solar arch to support 460 Watts of Victron solar panels and Iridium Go external antenna
Electronics / Navigation
Below deck:
Communications and instruments
Iridium GO! satellite phone, email and tracking device, with permanently mounted external antennae on solar arch
Moveable WiFi booster / antenna (Solwise Patriot) and separate internal WiFi router
Raymarine 54E VHF with toggle for output to cockpit stereo speaker
Class B AIS transponder (Weatherdock EasyTRX 2S) connected to separate external Garmin GPS
Below deck AIS alarm with toggle switch

Raymarine C95 cockpit mounted chart plotter (purchased 2020) with integrated GPS and up to date Navionics South Pacific chart card
Separate Garmin GPS receiver (for AIS) and backup Raymarine GPS receiver
Raymarine starboard helm instruments: Autopilot (ST6002) and Depth / Speed (ST60)
Raymarine port helm instruments: Windex (ST60+) and Depth / Speed (ST60+)
Two Harken 46 primary winches and two Harken 40 secondary winches
Sail Inventory
Furling mainsail (39 sq. M) purchased in 2018 from North Sails - no repairs
Furling 135% genoa (59 sq. M) purchased in 2018 from North Sails - only minor chafe repairs to foot and at base of bolt rope
Foam luff added to genoa to improve reefed upwind sailing performance
Leech tell tales added to mainsail to ease sail setting
Spare mainsail and spare genoa kept from previous owners - no significant repairs
Mast / Rigging
Selden deck-stepped mast with in-mast furling mainsail and fractional rig - rigging completely replaced during initial refit in 2018 and individual replacements of lower cap and inner stays with broken strands have taken place in 2019 and 2020
All sail controls (excluding main and genoa halyards) are run back to the cockpit,
Selden boom and rod kicker, with outhaul and endless furling line run to separate secondary winches to allow easy mainsail reefing without leaving the cockpit
Selden furling system for genoa (Furlex 300S)
Selden spinnaker pole and mast track with rigged pole lift and spinnaker halyards
Rope backstay tensioner to provide additional rig control without needing to adjust turnbuckles
Flag lines on starboard and port spreaders
Mechanical and electric windexes
Mast, mast support and keel are connected by an electrical conductor
Lighting rod fitted to protect antennae and masthead instruments
Deck Gear
Lalizas Solas Oceano 8-man life raft mounted on coach roof (purchased 2018, serviced mid-2019)
Sun deck on foredeck, also suitable for storing the dinghy for longer passages
Aluminium toe rails along the entire length of the deck
Upgraded stainless steel bow fairleads
Six mooring cleats
Stainless steel grab rails on coach roof
2 genoa tracks with genoa cars that can be operated from the cockpit
High performance LED lighting that meets or exceeds COLREG specifications across anchor light, running light, forward navigation lights, stern light and deck spotlight
Beautifully presented and recently upgraded throughout. Sold with everything on board to start bluwater cruising today with nothing more to spend for many years no matter your destination.

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